Number one mystery of all time last night? Thomas Grace and his undercover covert side op into the files of Witness Protection. Who is Peter? Who is the Cardinal? And what was the message he just had to deliever?
As far as we know- Amanda Grace was murdered or presumed murdered by the photos in a CIA file. Suspect: Allen Korman. Grace tracks him down and approaches him. Korman knows Grace as Peter and insists that he was ordered to kill Amanda, he had no choice. Grace simply states that he has a message for the Cardinal.
Here is a theory…
WHO IS PETER?
It is possible that Grace used the name Peter in a deep cover op. It is also very possible that he had his named changed in order to protect himself from whatever group it was the ordered Korman to kill Amanda. We have to remember that Korman is in Witness Protect, meaning he must have defected from his organization. If the group is P5, that might be why Jack sought out Grace as a member of the team- he has P5 experience and his spouse was murdered by the group (parallel to Sydney and Vaughn). How is that for motivation?
I am beginning to think that Grace is the mole and perhaps Sloane is the decoy the writers used to throw us off. Grace had access to the information on Davenports transportation- he could have slipped it to the Cardinal (see below) and the Cardinal could have passed it on to Irina. If Grace is working with Irina- and Jack is working with Irina, then it all fits nicely into the idea that Jack hired Grace for a reason.
Ooh, Blogger Rudy asks: If Grace is working with Irina, do you think that she gave the order to kill Grace's wife so that she could set up Jack by using the death as a portal for Grace's entrance into APO? Of course this question is centered on the idea that Jack and Irina aren't working together. WOW, Rudy. You think like an Alias writer. That's a great segway- and for some reason, maybe Grace's lack of emotion when seeing his wife's killer, I don't think Grace's wife is dead? Or it was an elaborate set up all together. Maybe Grace never had a wife???
WHO IS THE CARDINAL?
Katya Derevko (because using Black Sparrow would have been too obvious). Let us assume that Irina is working for herself, and like she insisted, she was using P5 to get information on the Horizon. Perhaps she is working along side sister #2, the fabulous Isabella Rosselini! Katya and Irina have always been similar in character. We always knew Elena was bad; her allegiances were only to herself. But Katya and Irina have been very ambiguous and shady in their alliances. I am sure Katya was only using Lauren and the Covenant to get what she wanted- the Rambaldi sphere of life, which Sloane recovered with Nadia and turned over to the CIA. Katya has always been open about being in contact with Irina and working with her. Why not now?
WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE?
Grace slips Davenport’s transportation information to Katya, who relays it on to Irina and BANG car crash and gun fire, Davenport is dead.
I have mentioned in the past that Irina has a thing for getting rid of the obstacles in her way- Kassinau, the man in the bar in Hong Kong who played the hand/knife game with her, Davenport. She has an agenda and from time to time, Katya has made it known that she is aware of Irina’s plan. Katya even tells Jack that Irina’s purpose will reveal it self.
This is a rough theory. I will be re-watching the episode tonight for more clues. I will probably even have to watch it a third time to set straight all the information.
UPDATE: I am sorry West coasters, I am going to have to postpone our chat until later this evening. I should be online between 7:30-10pm PST. My roomie got a new job and we have some celebrating to do. SO- check in to MSN Messanger at the times above and we can chat away.